The Development CAFE
They are a Global Network of Development Professionals and Social Scientists.
The Development CAFÉ is a non-profit organization registered in Kenya and Indonesia. It’s an independent and self funded think tank and network of development professionals.
“Before coworking spaces, there were coffee houses…”
In 16th century, English coffee houses were inspiring places where philosophers and scientists gathered to discuss life, growth, progress, arts, science and ideas.
CAFE was modelled on the same concept.
Their Mission, embedded in their founding constitution, is poverty eradication through Collaborative interventions, Action Research, Policy Advocacy, Capacity Building and use of Technology. It also creates for rural youth, works with HIV Positive women in South Asia and East Africa.
Programs they’ve been working on
Their initiatives in South East Asia are:
Drones 4 Development (Drones4D)
A Training and Consultancy service using drones for precision farming, mapping, town planning and conservation.
Empowerment through Art
A prisoners’ art exhibition project, aimed at empowerment of prison inmates through hosting of exhibitions, workshops on art and painting.
In partnership with local NGOs, provide HIV/AIDS awareness, trainings, and referral services.
Anti Drug Use Campaign
In partnership with Local NGOs and networks, promote awareness on effects of drug use, empowerment workshops for ex drug users and employability training.
Skill development project
Provide training for local youth on skill development, on etiquette, English language, Communication Skills, Social Media training, Employability training and need based vocational training.
Work with tourism ministry and community based organizations to promote local culture, preserve ancient monuments and natural wonders.
Retreat program for Development professionals around the world that involves, elements of Yoga, Management training and life skills coaching to have a work life balance and transformative experience.